hello newbies here :)
Hi our names are Katie & Nik we are bringing home our puppy in hopefully 2 weeks. A black German shepherd boy :)
Thought I'd join as we will be looking to start training him early as we have a toddler ..
We want to do lots of agility with him as we have so many fields around where we live there's just so many opportunities :)
We have both been very interested in this , Nik having trained his Rottweilers in the past. But we both have a big love for shepherds and what they can do.
If anyone could point us in the right direction for good books or DVDs or anything on shepherd agility? I'm hoping to buy all the equipment like jumps and tunnels etc :p
He is currently unamed still, we have a name we both like but were gonna wait till we get him home :)
Look forward to talking to you all, and picking your brains for advice and good tips!
Katie & Nik & little ball off black fluff :)
Same things you'd do for other breeds, you'd do for a shepherd. Make sure you socialize your puppy well and enjoy puppyhood. Far as making agility equipment, I'm not sure if I can find the website again with instructions on how to make a lot of things but I'll see if I can hunt it down for you. Check out the puppy section and the agility section. A lot of your questions can be answered there. Good luck!!! And be sure to post pictures when you get your furry shark home!
Thankyou that would be great to be able to make our own rather then buy them :)
I'm getting some photos of him sent over so will post them as soon as I get them he really is a darling!!
Melted our hearts as soon as we saw him :)
On the agility stuff, here is a post by Maggieroselee with some good info.
The Agility Rocks! Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
DIY Agility Equipment-(Do it yourself ideas/hints) has a lot of good tips for equipment.
AgilityNerd : index . This agilitynerd guy has great info and courses.
Truthfully, nothing can replace a great instructor/club. You can use their bigger and more expensive equipment each week. You won't have to retrain. And you progress safely and at the appropriate rate. The equipment initially seems to be the hard and fun stuff and all newbies want to work on. But truthfully 'agility' is WAY more about our handling cues and the information our pups need in the space between the obstacles so they keep headed in the right direction!
MACH3 Bretta Lee Wildhaus MXG MJG MXF MFB TQX HIT CGC TC
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes." - Jim Carrey
Sorry, got carried away when copying her post.
Trying again, the links she posted dont work the way I did it, but these should,
That's a great thread thankyou v much !
Welcome Katie and Nik, be sure to share pics of that new boy when he comes home.:greet:
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